|Launch mass||rover:30 kg (66 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||2018 (planned)|
SELENE-2 //, or the Selenological and Engineering Explorer 2, is a planned Japanese robotic spacecraft to the Moon that will include an orbiter, a lander and a rover. It is expected to be launched in 2018 as a successor to the 2007 SELENE (Kaguya) lunar orbiter.
The orbiter will weigh 700 kg.
The lander will weigh 1,000 kg. It will be able to have 200 kg of payload. Its mission will last two weeks.
One option JAXA was investigating in 2006, was to integrate a small data relay satellite and penetrators into the mission.
- Japan to attempt unmanned lunar landing in 2018
- Srinivas Laxman (2012-07-16). "Japan SELENE-2 Lunar Mission Planned For 2017". Asian Scientist. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
- "Moon lander SELENE-2". JAXA Space Exploration Center. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Tatsuaki Hashimoto (May 2006). "Robotic Lunar Exploration Scenario" (.PDF). JAXA. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
- Manabu Kato, The Current Status of the Japanese Penetrator Mission Lunar-A, ISAS/JAXA, Information about the penetrator tests.